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William Joseph Crowe, American Academic administrator, dean, educator. Senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Member American Library Association, Kansas Library. Association, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.


Crowe, William Joseph was born on February 27, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William J. and Mary (Dawley) Crowe.


Bachelor in European history with highest honors, Boston State College, 1968;Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1969;Doctor of Philosophy in Administration Academy Libraries, Indiana U., 1986.


Cataloger, Boston Public Library., 1969-1970;assistant to acquisitions library, Boston Public Library., 1970-1971;coordinator processing, Indiana U. Libraries, Bloomington, 1971-1976;assistant to dean university libraries, Indiana U. Libraries, Bloomington, 1977-1979;management intern, University of Michigan Library., Ann Arbor, 1976-1977;assistant to director libraries, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1979-1983;assistant director libraries administration and technical services, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1983-1990;dean libraries, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1990-1996;vice chancellor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1996. Consultant Newberry Library., Chicago, 1989. Alternate delegate Indiana Governor's Conference Libraries and Information Superior vena cava syndrome, 1978.

Co-principal investigator American fiction 1901-1925 Department Education, 1983-1985. Technical manager project American fiction 1901-1925 National Endowment for Humanities, 1988-1990. Trustee Online Computer Literature Center, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Library Association, Kansas Library. Association, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.


Married Nancy P. Sanders, June 10, 1978. Children: Katherine.

William J. Crowe

Mary (Dawley) Crowe

Nancy P. Sanders

Katherine Crowe